Shabbat Shalom: Pinchas

Posted on July 2, 2021

Shabbat Shalom!

Shabbat Greetings:

Torah Question of the Week: How do you decide whether behavior deserves a reward or a punishment? What if the behavior by itself would warrant a punishment, but it was a response to something else? In this week’s Torah portion Pinchas is rewarded for defending God’s laws, but the way he defended them was by killing two people. Do you think a negative act can be worthy of a positive consequence? When and why?

Tonight is our Red White & Blue Shabbat! Come casual to celebrate Independence Day Weekend in red, white & blue attire – whether you are in person or on Zoom! To come in person, you must register at Please bring a blanket and lawn chair – weather permitting, we will be in the splash pad area. To come online, just use the Zoom link in the Shabbat Preview. Shabbat morning services will be tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. and currently remain only online. I hope we will see you at one or the other or both!

Shabbat Shalom!

— Rabbi Rubin : )